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CNBC
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
have seen in years of trading and investing. they have worked in environments in the past. the stocks didn't rally on the weaker projections. more important is the fact that it didn't get crushed as much as it should have. the reaction isn't that note worthy given how wild the stock is. why hasn't it's been benign? remember, we were at 11,000 not that long ago. think about it. instead of the 13,000. we were down 11,000. that is where we are. why were these stucks down before the rise broke out? it hooks like we would be finishing higher for the day. this reminds me of when the greeks went crazy. i think the declines might not have occurred and it pointed to a couple of things. and it makes the market stronger than you would expect and maybe like boundy and not a flood. first they lag their benchmarks and they need to make up ground. the hedge fund managers are expected to beat the s&p 500. where you pay teeny tinie fees. what is the point of giving a manager a share of the profits if they can't do as well as the static machine? as the year ticks by, they are getting frantic. they have
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
compromise with the enemy. it is not going to happen. it is a terrible environment for the big deal that needs to get done. so acknowledge the reality. let's do the deal in 2013 but let's not cause a recession. basically just extend current policy to the extent policy and hope we get 2013 intact. that is my goal. >> doug, let me throw out a theory to get your reaction. the theory is this. that as long as the discussion about tax reform is an ongoing argument about the bush tax cuts -- >> i'm so tired of the bush tax cuts i can barely stand it. >> i think most people would agree. >> they have been talked about for 10 years? can we talk about something else? >> that is exactly the point. as long as you have extended the bush tax cuts, as donald said, only half of this is about the bush tax cuts. >> right. >> but in the public discussion it is the bush tax cuts. so as long as you extend them, can you get out of that debate? conversely if you let them all go. >>, does that change the framing of this we're no longer talking about the bush tax cuts, we're just talking about the tax code a
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
of cisco, having the experience that you've had at yahoo! tell me how you see the environment changes and where specifically you would expect growth to happen in technology in the next five years. >> well, i think technology in general -- probably the biggest challenge is not so much the social interactions but everybody's talking so much about data. data is very, very hard to mine correctly. so i think you're going to see a push back towards a lot of enterprise apps that really figure out how it get information to the companies so they can actually be more personalized for the user, but easy to say, a lot to do. >> and really quick, on what you're seeing out there, how tough is europe right now for technology? what are you seeing in terms of the global slow down? >> well, europe continues to baffle us in general in technology. it looks like it's getting softer, not stronger. you know, companies that diversified over the past 20 years do make sure they had good portfolios in all the regions, you know, are taking a hit now with europe. i think it's broad based, so it shouldn't be a kno
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
to be at risk in that environment? is it too unstable of an environment for effective security exercise to continue? your thoughts on that. >> i appreciate that question. in 2001, i voted to authorize use of mill tear force in afghanistan. in the days and months following the nen attacks on the united states. it was a very clear and focused megs to go after those who planned and executed that attack. and i believe our brave men and women who went to afghanistan, very capably fulfilled that mission, frankly in fairly short order. i was in afghanistan in august of 2010, in kabul and at bagram air force base. i met with wisconsin soldiers and -- soldiers and folks in the military from the senior ranks to the tissue to those coming back from forward operating bases. you would be so proud of those men and women, but the mission today this nation building mission, is not the one that was authorized. it is now time for them to come home. >> governor thompson? >> my opponent just, i think, misstated. she said she voted for the sanctions against iran. she voted against the sanctions in 2006, 200
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
to snore. an out of touch millionaire has just declared war on schools, the environment, unions, fair pay. we are all on our own if romney has his way. he is against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. i strongly suggest that you wake the -- up. >> remember the heidi game, people. this election is not over. wake up. joining me, gwen moore, ari melber and brentin mock and dave zirin. the heidi game reminds us it is not over until it is over. despite these great polls, what are we looking at in the next month? >> i thought you were going to go with samuel jackson, i want the snakes off the plane and i would like the superpacs being the snakes. we could do a lot of samuel l. jackson. >> i will strike down with great vengeance and furious anger those who will attempt to destroy my brothers. >> a lot of you know my name is the lord when i lay my vengeance upon thee. that should be obama's slogan for the first debates. >> they don't know the second hour of nhp is a drinking game. >> congresswoman, i'm almost sad i put you at this table. >> really, i'm not ready to pop open the champagne cork
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
/3 of the country saying we're on the wrong track, usually that's a very difficult environment for the incumbent to get elected. and for the president, voters are not convinced they wanted to go the romney's direction, but extending where we are for the next four years is not an attractive process. he's got to walk that tight rope by saying we are moving in the right direction. and also kind of give people a sense of the next four years that are going to be better in their arrives than the previous four have been. >> sometimes we look ahead and see that yes, what these candidates say is going to be important and pivotal what their body language has said. who can forget the gore-bush debate, and you have to wonder betwn these two candidates, romney and obama, who's likely to win, who's likely to be too breathy, or maybe be an easy read just by finally expressions that could potentially hurt their performance? >> first of all, debates have -- there's no subsequent record of whether debates have been significant or not. certainly in 1980, to some extent in 1992. if you have looked at the debates fr
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
. the environment as a commonwealth and heritage of then tire humankind and a con stability guarantor of man's survival has been seriously damaged and devastated as a result of irresponsible and excessive use of resources, particularly by capitalists across the world. a situation that has caused massive welt, flood, and pollution. this advances in scientific knowledge and technology. the aspirations of adams children have not yet been fulfilled. does anybody believe that continuation of the current order is capable of bringing happiness for human society? today everyone is discontent and disappointed with the current international order. dear colleagues. human beings do not deserve to be under continued suffers of the present situation. our wisdom and compassion who loves all human beings has not ordained a destiny for mankind. he has altered human as the supreme crucial to make the best and most beautiful life on earth along with justice, love, and dignity. we must therefore think of a solution. who is responsible for all these suffering and failures? some people try to justify that everyth
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
for me, but to have a big compromise. it is a terrible environment for the deal that needs to get done. acknowledge the reality, but let's not cause a reception country in recession. they'll get the 2013 intact. >> or may get your reaction. as long as the discussion about tax reform is an ongoing argument about the bush tax cut -- >> i'm so sick of bush tax cuts i can hardly stand it. >> that's exactly the point. the point is his honesty of extended, and as arnold said in the public discussion is the bush tax cut. so as long as you extend them, can you get out of that conversely, does that change the framing of this there were no longer talking about bush tax cuts come or second that the tax code? at the tax code is a working melissa joan c., rather than forget the tax code. >> at 100% agree we should talk about the tax code. we should lower the tax code is no should be something we actually believe in. that's long overdue. it's just dangerous to let it all go at the end of the year. let's face it, if we have a recession, we are so irresponsible, we're not going to do any deficit reduc
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to be at risk in that environment? is it too unstable of an environment for productive security exercise to continue, and your thoughts on that? >> well, i appreciate that question. in 2001, i voted to authorize use of military force in afghanistan. in the days and months following the 9/11 attacks on the united states. it was a very clear and focused mission to go after those who planned and executed that attack. and i believe that our brave men and women who went to afghanistan very capably fulfilled that mission frankly and fairly in short order. i was in afghanistan in august of 2010 in kabul and bagram air force base and met with wisconsin soldiers and folks in the military from the senior ranks to the -- to those coming back from forward operating bases. you would be so proud of those men and women. but this nation building mission is not the one that was authorized and it's now time for them to come home. >> governor thompson? >> my opponent just, i think, misstated. she said she voted for the sanctions and against iran. she voted against the sanctions in 2006, 2009, and 2010, and
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
. so there is -- it's a very skittish, very fragile environment. >> yeah. obviously, the q2 gdp numbers are old, a little dusty here, but they do not show any acceleration which is what we're trying to find clues to in the back half of the of the year. >> i think what happened is europe had a much bigger effect on business sentiment than many people thought. it's been dampening exports and capital spending which is what the durables reflect. as we moved through the summer and stabilized on europe, normally we might get some acceleration. the problem frou is you have the fiscal cliff and the election. people now have yet another excuse not to do anything. had europe not bled into the summer as long as it did, maybe you'd have gotten that spark in activity. but right now you just don't have it. >> are you taking a lot of solace in what housing's done, what confidence is doing? >> yeah, the housing numbers i think are great. that's one of the reasons the economy hasn't been strong to this point in the cycle. housing is keeping us from really stuttering on growth. we need more in housing, a
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in this environment. how do you do it when we see the fundamentals are not keeping up with some of this market performance? >> it's a real challenge. the private client was tremendously traumatized by the financial crisis and spooked by technology glitches and continuing scandals in the marketplace. they still don't trust that if they put their money in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, it's going to grow in value over time. we've been encouraging them in as many ways as we can to move out of cash, move out of bonds, which they perceive as safe but have their own risks, into at least a benchmark waiting in equities. the problem is all through this year you've had overhanging uncertainty in the marketplace. first, u.s. economic growth, china, european sovereign debt crisis. those have been replaced right now by, as you've mentioned, fiscal cliff and debt ceiling negotiations. the investor is confused about where to go, but those investors who stayed in cash missed this rally that we've had this year. they shouldn't make that mistake again. >> are you saying don't stay in cash? you want to get on thi
CNBC
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
lockheed's f-35 program most at risk. goldman sachs says the current downsizing environment increases the potential for m & a activity. with the clock ticking down to fiscal armageddon, expect defense companies to send out layoffs after the holiday. that's your q-4 channel check for defense. i'm jane wells. >> all right. so let's dig deeper into which defense stocks could feel the biggest impacts if we go off the fiscal cliff. >> joining us is jeremy devaney. do you think we'll see those sequestration cuts in defense next year, $55 billion? >> good afternoon, bill. thanks for having me on. yes, we definitely think the fiscal cliff is coming, especially the sequestration cuts or the budget cuts for the defense department. right now the polarization up on the hill is not allowing for any movement in legislation to resolve that issue. >> all right. so let's talk about sort of breaking this down. first off, when are you expecting the defense companies to alert employees that their jobs will be cut? is that october 1st or november 2nd? what's your end date? >> sure. we're looking at novemb
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
's get straight to the markets and talk about investing in this environment. gentlemen, good see you. thank you so much for joining us. dan, let me kick this off with you. what do you think happened at end of the day today? seems this market has been trading on some worries last several sessions. yet, we did see some optimism at end of the day. >> absolutely. it's a case of perhaps, you know, still do not fight the fed. what we were watching specifically was apple. you mentioned it. we were looking for support on the stock at around 650. wouldn't you know it, it hit their intraday lows. they don't want to see that stock drop. the interesting thing with that is, you know, apple is a bell weather that's really driving the nasdaq 100, driving a lot of these larger cap benchmarks we follow. if you keep that buoyed, you're going to keep the markets buoyed going forward. >> that's a really good point. i guess, david, for those fund managers who have not owned apple, they're going to be playing catch up fourth quarter so their fund looks better by year end, right? >> it's possible. you have
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
know, but it's important to understand about the libyan security environment that it's very porous. there's abundant weaponry. that's all been stolen from gadhafi's arsenals during the revolution. there is in security services. so, when we talk about preplanned, we have to decide whether it was something that had been planned months in advance, weeks in advance or something that was hastily put together, a couple of cell phone calls half an hour before. they knew ambassador stevens was there and seized the moment. so it may have been planned, but 30 minutes beforehand. >> and of course we get into the whole question of immediate aftermath. when did u.s. intelligence now, when did they tell the white house, which is going to become a crucial issue, who is to blame for any errors that may have happened. from your reporting and you've done a lot in terms of studying these jihadist and extremist groups, what i find incredibly ironic here is that these groups linked to al-qaeda wanted moammar gadhafi to be killed. that was something that was accomplished by the united states, who are th
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
that the threats against ambassador stevens took place in tripoli, which is a different security environment than ben ghazi. so you have to evaluate where you are, where the threats are coming from, and you have to distinguish between them. and this is something that the intelligence community has been trying to grapple with. >> thank you very much, jeff porter, we appreciate it. and eli lake, as well. and still "outfront," countdown to the first debate. members of both campaigns join us to tell us what the candidates will focus on tomorrow night. plus, you want to know who will win in november? there is a place that can deliver an answer. a colorado neighborhood with a near-perfect record of picking winners. so we're going dog there outfront. >>> and a seat coming loose on american airlines planes. more reports. why is this happening? well, if it isn't mr. margin. mr. margin? don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packe
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
if you look at what's happening in the current environment, this is an environment surrounded with uncertainty. we have the election in front of us here in just about a month. we have china. the best thing that happened to europe in the last several months is the ryder cup today. other than that, europe's really been struggling. here we are sitting in a world of uncertainty and the markets get higher and qe3 comes in remarkably at a high point in the market as opposed to a low point in the past. nothing but fuel to a fire. >> absolutely. go figure. tom, let me get to you. to leo's point about the institutions propping up the market, along with the central bark, he bank, here's a staggering stat. during the time june to august individual investors yanked out almost $40 billion. here's mom and dad at home, retail investors, not participating in this rally. and the fear is they may get in at the top when they think, i don't want to miss out. is that a real danger right now? >> well, i think it is in the short term, yes. i mean unfortunately, we always sort of tend to see the reta
CNBC
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
is slowing. a lot of people say, look, what they're really doing is saying even in this environment we're going to make far more money than we have in the previous downturns if we get it at $6 in earnings, which is well below what they think they can earn. we'll still pay the dividend. i come back and say the acquisition, which they made and a lot of people were critical of, is working. that the synergies are working. that the costs taken out in regards to manufacturing, look, the world is slowing but it is not a disaster. that's why caterpillar is not at 885. >> do you lump this with the warnings from intel and fedex. it is a global company looking at a slowing global company. >> there isn't anything specifically i saw in the cat release that was saying we are not getting it right. this caterpillar is ready for a downturn unlike any other caterpillar we have had. a lot of times caterpillar had terrific numbers in the presentation about how low earnings have been in the slowdown. the headlines for this story, i'm sure he's at home saying, that's not what i said. i did not say things we
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
compromise with the enemy. it is a terrible environment for the deal but needs to be done. it acknowledged the reality. let's do the deal in 2013, but not cause a recession. intact.pe we get 2013 that is our role. >> as long as the discussion about tax reform is an ongoing argument about the bush tax cut common i am so tired -- the bush tax cuts, i am so tired of the bush tax cuts. i think most people would agree. >> that is exactly the point. as long as you have extended the bush tax cuts -- and as donald said, only half of this is about the bush tax cuts, but in the public discussion, it is the bush tax cuts. as long as you extend them, can you get out of that debate? conversely, if you let them all go, does the change the framing of this so that we are not talking about the bush tax cuts, but just the tax code. >> i 100% agree that we should talk about the tax code. and as donald pointed out, we should know what the tax code is and is something that we should believe in. it is long overdue. it is dangerous economically to let it go at the end of the year. if we are so irresponsible tues
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
mass-oriented environments where it's pegboard and they point you to aisle four, go find it yourself. we've done research that shows in certain categories, especially foundation, the consumer shop en masse, she spends more than when she buys in prestige where she buys in the store to the exact match foundation. the value proposition is around service which is why in this market, in north america, very high percentage of the total beauty business that's done in prestige like macy's because of that service proposition and a relatively low, absolute value differential in the price point. >> we continue to see companies go in and have difficulty in china. one company told us last week that western companies are going into china with western views about the chinese consumer and their loyalty and they're finding that that consumer passes them by in different ways. are there lessons you've already figured out on that front? >> we've been doing business in asia for 30, 40 years. and we first started in japan in the early '70s, then expanded into korea and hong kong. we've been in china doing
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 1:00am PDT
is not providing the type of security that is necessary in the environment that we are in. i don't think there's anybody who in congress or the senate that can articulate what this presidenting apolicy is post-gadhafi in libya. he didn't articulate it when he began the military action and certainly isn't now leaving americans at risk. >> thank you for your time. i think it is, to be fair to the administration and there's obviously two republican members of congress. i mean, it's not clear how much the u.s. was in control of events. there were events happening around the world and events were happening in libya and the streets of egypt without the u.s. being in the forefront of it. and in many cases the u.s. was reacting, as often happens in foreign policy. the arab spring is not something the u.s. necessarily has control over. >> that's right, anderson. we have to understand that. that said, our experience tells us whether it is the bombings or the "uss cole." in yemen, libya, because of a weak central government -- we know al qaeda has the wherewithal to take advantage of that and they look f
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 12:00am PDT
atmosphere, in a participatory environment and we do not like anybody losing their lives or being killed. >> there are protesters all over the middle east now threatening the staff of american embassies, to kill them, behead them. do you think they should stop? >> translator: you see, i cannot determine what people or nations should do, but i do think that extremism gives birth to following and subsequent extremism. perhaps if the politicians take a better position in the west vis-a-vis offensive words or thoughts or pictures toward what we hold holy, i think conditions will improve. but most nations do not pursue tensions and conflict. >> what was your view, your opinion, of the arab spring last year? and what is your opinion of what is happening now in the countries where there were uprisings and we saw the end of gadhafi and mubarak and so on? >> translator: i do believe that all of the world needs reform. the reform must take place everywhere. everywhere. even in the very same place that you and i are sitting because still humans have not -- have not reached a degree of completeness.
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00am EDT
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MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
beck left fox news to create his own hermetically sealed media environment. he has a radio show, his own website and tv network where the latter first runs stories reported by the former. while his audience has shrunk dramatically, npr reports his company, the blaze, is expected to rake in more than $40 million this year. his radio contract just doubled to 100 million over the next five years. the increasingly claustrophobic parallel universe isn't something that lefties like myself have noticed. julia sanchez coined the term epi stem mick closure which is found in the multimedia array of blogs, radio programs and magazines and of course fox news where, quote, whatever conflicts with reality can be dismissed out of hand because it comes from the liberal media and is therefore incompetent so he fak tow not to be trusted. this epi stem mick closure can render the ecosystem fragile. i think we are seeing right now just how prophetic sanchez was. the political problems the republican party is facing, losing ground not only in the general election but a wide swath of congressional races i
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm EDT
, and resilient cyber environment. we must work internationally because the cyber criminals do not respect traditional national boundaries. attacks can and do to emanate from any place around the world. last may the united states released a new international strategy for cyberspace to help provide a blueprint for building an international framework to make sure cyberspace more secure and reliable. much remains to be done in this area, as the need for sustained international engagement becomes more apparent every day. as much as we have done, there's still a lot of work to do, because of threats to cybersecurity are real, serious, and the eve of rapidly. together we can and we must maintain a cyberspace that is safe and resilience that remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. to that end, we need to work more effectively with the private sector to tackle the difficult challenges -- first, real time information sharing between the public and private sectors, and second, whiter adoption of cybersecurity best practices for the nation's critical infrastructure. i
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm EDT
growth drags down the u.s. and sends us into a slower growth environment or even recession. so i think we want to look at both of those possibilities. i would have wanted to see more data on that and see how that's unfolding before we took action. >> i'm really glad you brought up the fiscal deal. we've been talking about this so much on this program, this fiscal cliff. many economists expecting we'll dip back into a recession in 2013 buecause we'll go over the fiscal cliff. obviously no deal before the election. it's a 2013 affair. is that where you stand with the economy, dip back into a recession given where we are with this fiscal cliff? >> well, the cbo's estimates seem to suggest that. if it was just a no deal all around, gdp would decline in the first part of next year. i continue to think that despite all the brinksmanship, there will eventually be some kind of deal. obviously it won't be what everybody wants. it will have to be some kind of compromise. it might be hard to see it right now. but i think there will be some kind of deal. what's bad for the u.s. economy is that our po
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
-rich environment, that obama record. >> it has to be romney, because the moderators won't be doing it. >> sean: it has to be romney. romney needs to know that going in. >> one thing i noticed during the primaries is that some people who were not romney supporters, david, would finally see him give a speech, and would email or say to me, well, you know, if he had been giving speeches like that all along. he was giving speeches like that all along. he is good. >> by the way, ask newt if he's a good debater. he's brilliant. >> sean: i'll be honest, if he doesn't hit newt as hard as he did in flat debates, i'll be debris. >> he has to refute obama's attacks. such as obama's comment, i didn't realize this economy was bad as it was. go back to 2009, he said it was the worst since 2007. every single thing obama says is refutable. >> sean: how many times has obama said we're in a recovery? getting better, better, better. >> you should be emailing this. >> you and i talk about this. in every recession before, recoveries are inversely proportional. the worst the recession, the greater recovery. here we
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land - by reducing our footprint and respecting wildlife. america's natural gas... domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... that's smarter power today. >>> welcome back, everybody. we keep our eye on dueling campaign events taking place in virginia today on the right of your screen, mitt romney is now addressing veterans at an american legion post in springfield, virginia, and on the left of your screen we're awaiting president obama, who is going be to attending a grassroots event at farm bureau live, that's an amphitheater in virginia beach. both men courting the military vote today in the state of virginia. that's going to wrap things up for me. "now" is straight ahead. >> we are doing anti-rain dances to make sure you have blue skies for your big day saturday. congratulations in advance, my friend. >> no rain, no rain,
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 9:00pm PDT
was prefaced on the idea that the surge would have created some better environment from which it would make sense we could leave because things would be better. if that promise is wrong and things after the surge are worse than before the surge, if things are not going to get better by the time we are set to leave, then why are we sticking with that as still being the time to leave? when the pentagon announced the end of the surge last week, when they announced the surge was over, they talked less about blunting taliban momentum and more about how the surge helped us train lots of afghan security forces. in theory, lots of trained afghan security forces is a way afghanistan could get more safe. but right now it's also a way americans get killed. by the afghans we are training and arming. afghan troops are turning around and killing american troops they're supposed to be working with at such a rate now that the training and joint operations between the two forces were halted this month. and have only now started to scale back up. that's the circumstances in which 68,000 americans are putting
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
right now, where there's a perception that is being pushed in the political environment of differences between netanyahu and the obama administration. but when it comes to the facts, this administration has a very close relationship with the netanyahu government, the defense minister who barack has multiple times spoken about, how the support for israel's security is at the highest level it's ever been. so there's superficial arguments about it, but really no, no real split at all. >> we know that benjamin netanyahu has known mitt romney for a long time. the fact is he spoke with him yesterday as well regarding iran. and here's what mr. romney said regarding that call. >> i do not believe that in the final analysis we will have to use military action. i certainly hope we don't have to. i can't -- i can't take that option off the table. >> seems like a little softer stance there from mitt romney coming out now, too. no talk of red lines. so what's going on overall? >> well, clearly the president's policy is the one that everyone is coalescing around. even mitt romney finds it hard to di
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land - by reducing our footprint and respecting wildlife. america's natural gas... domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... that's smarter power today. >>> ahead of wednesday night's debate the obama campaign is again targeting the mitt romney's record at bain capital. the campaign is deploying a group of ex-employees of companies shut down by bain. those workers are going to be campaigning for the president starting tomorrow. look here. doing so in the crucial battle ground states of ohio, wisconsin, and florida. those workers also starting in a dr star rather in a new campaign web video. take a look. >> one day we had a job, next day we didn't. >> i understand if you got to cut back bb lay off. that's part of the business. we accepted that over the years while we were there. but you don't come in and just take everything
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
business because you have a coal situation and environment and all those concerns. how do you win on that argument in your state and how is mandel running that case? he seems like he's stuck with the romney idea. >> yeah, he is. and i think you win on that by, you know, you know, we've talked enough on this show, chris, and you get this better than almost anybody, that it's not liberal/conservative, left or right, it's whose side you're on. i go to belmont county and zanesville and cambridge and woodsfield and these communities in appalachia. they know i want to keep programs strong for veterans. veterans have a higher unemployment rate. we're always working on helping with manufacturing. there's a lot of small manufacturers in these small communities, and i want to make sure that these workers get an opportunity to send their kids to school. we have more coal mine jobs today in ohio than we did four years ago. it's not a huge number anymore, but it matters in our state, and we're seeing those -- i think those miners come around and support the president in the end in pretty large
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